2018 PASA Poster Presentation on Organic Agriculture Research


OFRF, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), will host an Organic Poster Session at the winter PASA conference being held February 7-10, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania.

The poster session, which takes place on February 10th, will provide recent research, education, and extension work by researchers, farmer and rancher researchers, students, and other agriculture specialists. Topics relate to organic farming and food systems.

Presentations will include:

Kristy Borrell
Establishing a service provider network for organic grain crops in Pennsylvania

Franklin Egan
Setting and exceeding benchmarks for soil health on diversified organic vegetable farms

Bob Hamburg
Ongoing evolution of biogas from food residues at Dickinson College farm

Michael Holly
Dairy farm strategy distribution in Pennsylvania and implications to productivity and nutrient management

Ahmad Imtiaz
Going underground: The role of a multifunctional fungus in organic cropping systems

Diana Jerkins
Evolution of Organic and Transitional Crop Insurance: 2018 Updates for Producers' Options
USDA FSA crop insurance programs for organic production

Teal Jordan
A new threat ramps up: Phytochemistry and an exotic pest on Pennsylvania ramps

Tara Leeking
A comparative analysis of composting processes on Fulton Farm at Wilson College

J.O. Okunlola
Utilization of organic farming techniques for vegetable production among farmers in Ifedore and Akure south local government areas of Ondo State, Nigeria

Michelle Peiffer
Seed treatments and soil amendments to boost plant defense in tomatoes and peppers

Karly Regan
Arthropod response to organic cover crop-based reduced-tillage cropping systems

Debasish Saha
Manure application on fresh legume-rich cover crop residues triggers nitrous oxide emissions from organic cropping systems

Amy Stein
Experiencing a "sense of place" in community gardening programs: An ecological intervention for immigrants and refugees

Register for the conference.